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Bug 337784 - bugzilla should not gzip binary files that are already gzipped
Summary: bugzilla should not gzip binary files that are already gzipped
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Infrastructure
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Bugzilla (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Bugzilla Admins
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-09-17 10:45 UTC by DEMAINE Benoît-Pierre, aka DoubleHP
Modified: 2011-10-30 23:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description DEMAINE Benoît-Pierre, aka DoubleHP 2010-09-17 10:45:13 UTC
For example, in bug 336510 (but i had the issue in a few other bugs). The reporter want to attach a big build log; it's too big, so, the reporter compresse it: ooo.log became ooo.log.gz .

For a reason i could imagine, bugzilla compresses the incoming binary file, after it's uploaded on server. I have never uploaded any binary, so i don't know if it does it everytime.

The problem is that, when we download the file, a first gunzip uncompresses the work of bugzilla, and renames the file to ooo.log. So, we now have a compressed file, called without .gz.

Proposed fix:
- do not recompress binary file that are gz type (type determined using the "file" command)
- after bugzilla runs gunzip, check that the file name have been changed, and that it's been extended, so that, in our case, ooo.log.gz would become ooo.log.gz.gz .

Generally speaking, it happens often on OOo bugs :) it seems to be the only app that generate big enough logs to make this issue happen.
Comment 1 Christian Ruppert (idl0r) gentoo-dev 2011-03-09 17:36:58 UTC
Use the correct mime-type and it should work, in this case "application/x-compressed-tar".
You can even use the auto-detect option when adding an attachment if your browser is able to properly identify the mime-type.

# wget '' -O test.gz
--2011-03-09 18:34:35--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 235677 (230K) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: `test.gz'

100%[======================================>] 235,677      388K/s   in 0.6s    

2011-03-09 18:34:37 (388 KB/s) - `test.gz' saved [235677/235677]

# file test.gz
test.gz: gzip compressed data, was "build.log", from Unix, last modified: Wed Sep 15 04:24:25 2010, max compressio

# gunzip test.gz
# head -n 3 test
 * CPV:  app-office/openoffice-3.2.1
 * REPO: gentoo
 * Maintainer:

Bugzilla itself doesn't even compress any data as far as I know.